Every year, Americans throw away 96 billion pounds of food. This translates to 263 million pounds a day.
"For many years now, I have fed my family food from the dumpster. It’s not because I can’t afford to shop at grocery stores like other, normal folks," he wrote on change.org. "It’s because supermarkets across the nation toss perfectly good meats, cheeses, eggs, and produce into the trash every, single day."
For Seifert, supermarkets stand out as one of the country's worst offenders in wasting food, and he hopes his campaign will inspire the “friendly neighborhood store” to donate the food to those in need rather than simply throwing it away.
Thus far, 31,890 people have signed the petition.
Patch asks: What do you think South Pasadena's Trader Joe's should do with it's leftover food? Do you know of a shelter in town in need of the donations? Weigh in below, and we're happy to pass your comments along to your local store!